|Measure of God: Can We Reconcile Science and Religion - WGBH|
Larry Witham, reporter, writer Journalist and author Larry Witham talks about the topics found in his book, The Measure of God: History's Greatest Minds Wrestle with Reconciling Science and Religion In this lecture, Witham explores the tension between science and religion that lies at the heart of contemporary debates on stem cell research, cloning, and teaching evolution in the school curriculum...
|Michio Kaku: Physics of the Impossible - WGBH|
Michio Kaku, co-founder, string field theory One hundred years ago, lasers, televisions, and computers seemed physically impossible. Today, teleportation and invisibility seem equally far-fetched. Renowned physicist Michio Kaku explores how mind reading, the routine use of force fields, and other feats that are currently science fiction may become commonplace tomorrow. WGBH Forum Network program with the Museum of Science, Boston 2008 Apr 29
|Music and the Invasion of Technology - WGBH|
Christine Southworth, composer, Brown University & MIT; Evan Ziporyn, professor, music, MIT Composers Evan Ziporyn (Bang On A Can and Gamelan Galak Tika) and Christine Southworth (the robot opera Zap!) perform new works for robots and humans, on western and traditional Balinese instruments. Afterwards, they discuss how technology influences the musical experience for composers, performers and listeners.Art and science have continually flirted over the centuries...